Deputy Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Yüksel Coşkunyürek said, "The current 1 million passengers and 6 million tons of cargo carrying capacity on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway is aimed to be increased to 2035 million passengers and 3 million tons of freight in 17".
Coşkunyürek attended the International Conference on the Role of the Trans-Caspian, East-West Trade and the Transit Corridor in the Realization of the Belt and Road Initiative, held in the capital city Beijing and attended by high-level representatives from China, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.
Yüksel Coşkunyürek stated in his speech here that the Middle Corridor, which was developed as a part of the Belt and Road project, which revives the historical Silk Road, will connect not only goods and services, but also people, "The Middle Corridor is a win-win project." said.
Turkey also supports the Central Corridor and Coşkunyürek voicing invested in this context, Asia and the bottom of the sea on the European continent was built Marmaray connects, 3. that bridge and Edirne to Kars duration of studies for the high-speed train railway project expression did.
As part of this corridor Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project in Turkey with a 79-kilometer railway from Kars to Tbilisi has built Coşkunyürek reminiscent of the line is planned to be completed by the end of this year Pendik Halkalı He noted that with the connection to the railway line, an important stage of uninterrupted transportation from Beijing to London will be completed. Coşkunyürek stated that “The current 1 million passengers and 6 million tons of freight carrying capacity on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway is aimed to be increased to 2035 million passengers and 3 million tons of freight in 17”.